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Birdland Stats

As a Maryland native, I always loved the Orioles but after 18 years of living in the Old Line State I moved away for college and didn't return. Not being able to attend games was rough, so I searched for an outlet to connect with the O's. As someone who loves numbers, I naturally found a hobby in searching for weird and impressive Orioles stats. If you want join-in on the fun, follow me on Twitter at @BirdlandStats.

#Staturday: On the O’s Great Run of Pitching

Ubaldo Jimenez pitches for the Baltimore Orioles.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was a really, really weird week of O’s baseball but nonetheless, a great one. The pitching has caught fire since their three game series in Cincinnati: The Orioles’ pitching staff has allowed one run over the last 33.1 innings. In the last two games against the Reds, both relievers and starters put on an absolute clinic: For two consecutive nights, Orioles’ pitchers have given up only two hits. This is the fifth such streak in Orioles’ history. You know what great pitching means? The Orioles can […]

#Staturday: Opening Day Walk-Offs Rare, Hot Starts Not (Under Buck)

Chris Davis of the Orioles watches a ball fly after swinging.
Baseball is back and so is Staturday! If it’s your first time to Staturday, you can find these and other stats on Twitter: @BirdlandStats. Without further ado, let’s get to it! The Orioles opened the season with a bang, winning on an historic walk-off dinger: Mark Trumbo became the first Oriole with a walk-off home run on Opening Day. Manny also made some Opening Day history: On Monday, Manny Machado recorded his 700th hit, becoming the 34th Oriole to do so. In their second game of the season, Chris Davis […]

2016 O’s Stats Roundup

Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado of the Orioles celebrate a home run.
What a wild and weird season. To depict the oddities of the 2016 Orioles, I’ve compiled some numbers. Let’s take a look. The Orioles finished 2016 with: – 253 home runs – 5th most in a single season, in MLB history. – 71 multi-HR games – tied for 10th most in a single season, in MLB history. – 16 games with 4+ HRs – tied for most in a single season, in MLB history. – 6 triples – fewest in a single season, in MLB history. – 19 stolen bases […]

#Staturday: So Many Dingers

Four Baltimore Orioles players celebrate after a grand slam.
Happy Staturday Birdland! October baseball is here and the stats keep coming! In the fifth inning last night, the Orioles exploded with three home runs, reaching 250 dingers on the season – an historic mark: The Orioles are only the fifth team in MLB history to hit 250+ home runs in a single season. They Orioles are the only team in MLB history with two seasons (’96 & ’16) of 250+ home runs. At 250 home runs, the Orioles have the fifth most home runs in a single season in […]

#Staturday: Walk-Offs & Special Starts

Trey Mancini tips his cap to the crowd.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was an up-and-down week but fear not, our Orioles still put up some pretty cool stats! Last night Mark Trumbo blasted a walk-off home run to beat the Diamondbacks… and it was glorious. Mark Trumbo’s walk-off home run was his fifth of his career and his first since April 21st, 2013. Trey Mancini got off to a pretty special start to his career: Trey Mancini became the first Oriole to hit a home run in each of the first the first two starts of his career. […]

#Staturday: Rockin’ the Sox & Rollin’ in September

Robert Andino is mobbed after walking off the Red Sox
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was another good week of baseball for the Orioles filled with awesome stats. Let’s get to em! Last night was a big game for the Orioles. It was also a hallmark victory: The Orioles won their 81st of the season last night, marking their fifth straight season at .500 or above. Friday night’s victory marked the O’s 200th win against AL East teams since 2012 – the most of any team in the division. The O’s are off to a pretty good start to September: Thus […]

#Staturday: Grand Salami

Manny Machado stands in the batter's box.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was grand week of baseball and today’s Staturday has a grand slam theme. Let’s get to it! On Tuesday, Manny Machado hit his third grand slam of the season, creating a slue of interesting stats: Manny Machado has three grand slams this season, tied with George Springer for the most in Major League Baseball. It’s not just Manny, the rest of team likes hitting grand slams too: Manny’s slam was the Orioles’ 22nd since 2013, the most in the Majors. Considering his age, hitting three slams […]

#Staturday: Manny Matches Cal

Manny Machado in front of sign at spring training 2015.
Happy Staturday Birdland! This week’s stats are all power-hitting themed, so let’s get to em! Last night, Pedro Alvarez smacked his 20th home run giving the Orioles have six different players with 20+ home runs – the only team in Major League Baseball to do so in 2016. Over the past few years, the Orioles have racked quite a lot of 20+ home run seasons: Since 2012, the Orioles have had 22 season performances of 20+ home runs – the most in the Majors. Manny is having another great season […]

#Staturday: Britton Falls Just Short of Olson’s Record

baltimore orioles player pitching
Happy Staturday Birdland! Let’s get right to this week’s stats! On Wednesday, Zach Britton allowed an earned run, proving Britton is after all human and ending his streak of scoreless appearances: Most consecutive outs recorded by relief pitcher without allowing an earned run, in MLB history: Gregg Olson – 126 Zach Britton 124 Joe Sambito – 122 On Tuesday, our beloved Chris Davis did what he always does: smacked a dinger. Coincidentally, Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis also hit a home run. Turns out, it wasn’t the first time this […]

#Staturday: Three-Baggers & Four-Baggers

Mark Trumbo swings in a spring training game.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Another week of baseball means another week of weird and interesting stats: On Sunday Matt Wieters hit a triple that ended the Orioles’ triple-less game streak. Here’s a look at just how long that streak was: At sixty-seven games, the Orioles set the longest triple-less game streak in Major League history. Triples hit between May 31st and August 13th, 2016: All of Major League Baseball – 353 The Orioles – 0 The Os are starting to do what they do best – crushin’ the long ball: Last […]

Staturday: O’s Have Been MLB’s “Grand-est” Team Since 2013

Chris Davis in the batter's box.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Another week of Orioles’ baseball has passed and as always I have another round of awesome Orioles’ stats. On Thursday, Mark Trumbo smacked a grand slam against the A’s. Turns out, the Orioles have been pretty good at that over the past few years: Most grand slams since 2013: Orioles – 21 Red Sox – 20 Astros – 17 Giants – 16 Last night, Dylan Bundy added to his string of impressive starts: Dylan Bundy over his last 5 starts: 1.84 ERA, 15 H, 6 ER, 5 […]

#Staturday: Zach Britton & Pedro Alvarez Pace Orioles

side profile of orioles player britton holding glove by face before pitch
Happy Staturday Birdland! The Orioles are winning, Zach Britton is still nasty, and all is right in the world. Let’s get to this week’s stats! The Orioles have hit ton of home runs this year (163, to be exact) but have lacked triples: Last night, the Orioles set the MLB record for the longest streak without hitting a triple at fifty-nine games. The Orioles held the previous streak at fifty-eight games, set in 1999.  Zach Britton is setting records left and right. Here are just a few of them: Closer […]

#Staturday: Zach Britton Rewriting The Record Books

Zach Britton looks into home plate.
Happy Staturday Birdland! We’re off to tough start after the All-Star break but fear not, the Orioles are still doing some pretty special things. Particularly, the Orioles’ bullpen continues to be dominant. Because of their dominance, this week’s Staturday is dedicated to our closer, Zach Britton. Remember the last time Zach blew a save? Yeah, me neither. On Friday, Zach Britton successfully converted his 33rd consecutive save opportunity, the 3rd longest streak in Orioles’ history. It’s also been since April 30th that Britton has allowed an earned run. In his […]

#Staturday: Some Stats on the O’s in the All-Star Game

Zach Britton and Matt Wieters high five.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Because last week was the All-Star break, today’s Staturday has an All-Star theme. Let’s get to it! Cal Ripken went to the All-Star Game in his last season and joined some special company: Oldest players to hit a home run in the All-Star Game: Cal Ripken – 40yr, 320d Stan Musial – 39yr, 235d Hank Aaron – 38yr, 171d Babe Ruth – 38yr, 150d To contrast the last stat: The youngest Oriole to play in an All-Star Game is RHP Jerry Walker at 20 years, 172 days. […]

#Staturday: Some Cool Stats in a Rough Week

Adam Jones looks on while in the on-deck circle.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It’s been a rocky week for the Orioles but stat-wise they’ve done some pretty cool things. Let’s get to it! On Wednesday Manny turned 24 and we showcased his stats in a previous post. Here’s an impressive one that didn’t make it: With 198 extra-base hits as a third baseman, Manny Machado has the fifth most XBH by any third baseman before age 24. Mark Trumbo leads Major League Baseball in home runs and he’s gotten there by hitting them in groups: In 2016, Mark Trumbo has […]

#Staturday: O’s Feeling the Power

Mark Trumbo bats at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Happy Staturday Birdland! What an awesome June it’s been! This week’s theme is power; so let’s get to it! The Os started last weekend with a sweep of their double-header against the Rays and an especially powerful performance from their bats in game two: Last Saturday, the Orioles hit four home runs in their tenth game of the year. No other team has more than seven such games. Here’s the useless but fun stat of the week brought to you by leadoff hitter, Adam Jones: Adam Jones’ home run on […]

#Staturday: O’s Have 68 More HR than Any Other Team Since 2012

Chris Davis (19) rounds third base after hitting a monster home run in the top of the ninth inning of Craig Kimbrel.
Another week of Orioles’ baseball, another round of stats! Happy Staturday! We’ll get the sad stat of the week out of the way…as you’ve probably noticed, the Orioles’ rotation isn’t anything to boast about. Here’s some perspective: Performances of 3+ ER in 6 IP or fewer, by a starter in 2016:  Orioles, Twins – 37  Padres, Rockies – 36 Luckily, the Os have had some of the hottest bats in June: The Orioles thus far in June 2016 (MLB rank): Runs – 134 (1st) Hits – 216 (3rd) HR – […]

#Staturday: Orioles a .500 Team When Chris Tillman Doesn’t Start

Chris Davis
Welcome to Staturday! It was another interesting week in Orioles’ baseball, so let’s get to it! We’ve been lucky to have Chris Davis and while his batting average is nothing to boast about, he’s provided the Orioles a ton of power: Most home runs in MLB since 2012: Chris Davis – 175 Edwin Encarnacion – 169 Nelson Cruz – 151 Mike Trout – 147 Davis added to this total this past week during a pretty awesome home run streak: Chris Davis now has five straight games with a home run. […]

#Staturday: Britton Dominant, Kim Living Up to Reputation

side profile of orioles player britton holding glove by face before pitch
Welcome to the inaugural Staturday! Every Saturday I’ll bring you the coolest and most impressive stats from the past week of Orioles’ baseball. A quick disclaimer before we get into it… When I mention “Orioles’ history” I’m considering the ball club and players since they’ve arrived in Baltimore in 1954. If I say “franchise history” I’m going all the way back to 1901 when they were the Milwaukee Brewers and eventually the St. Louis Browns. Generally records only go back to 1913 but I’ll be sure to let you know […]
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